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Old 10-31-2017, 02:00 PM
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I'm looking for a go-to overstable fairway driver that won't take a ton of power to fly right.

I currently have a 170g Champ Teebird, but I'm considering taking it out and getting star plastic and lightening up a bit on the weight, maybe to 167g.

I also see that Innova says the Eagle is a little bit easier to throw than the Teebird so I like the thought of that.

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Old 10-31-2017, 02:20 PM
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I bag a star teebird (pretty beat) and a champion Eagle. I would never call the teebird an overstable fairway. It's stable but will turn when thrown with power with decent glide. The Eagle on the other hand is an overstable fairway for me...turns very little with a dependable and hard fade at the end. My Eagle is fairly glideless. I pull out the teebird for tailwinds and shots that need to forward penetrate instead of fade. The Eagle is almost guaranteed to fade nicely. I think they work together well but not that similar discs in general.
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You should give a c-line cd2 a try. They are definitely easy throwers. Very versatile as well. I’ve never thrown an eagle, so I can’t say much there. You might try an s-line cd2 a try as well. They are definitely not quite as stable as the c-line, but won’t turn and burn either.


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Old 10-31-2017, 02:27 PM
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Try a Discmania FD. I find them to be a lot straighter than teebirds with little turn and a lot of glide. I'm not a Discmania genius, but I think the FD is a teebird/leopard hybrid.

A fresh champ leopard on second thought is also very straight and can reach good faitway distances. Both are good choices!
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What you want is an Ecostar Teebird. Your welcome
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Old 10-31-2017, 02:40 PM
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There are a bunch of long old threads on Teebirds vs. Eagles on the board, search for them to find masses of good information to your question.


Your plan to give a lighter Star Teebird a try will probably work out. My really light (perhaps too light) 158g Star Teebird is so much less overstable than my 175g Champion Teebird. My 170g Star and DX Eagles are beauties as well. For me, my Champion Teebird is my OS, windfighter, utility disc, whereas all of the other mentioned discs I use for ``normal'' drives. This seems to be what you search for.

IMO Teebirds and Eagles aren't that much of a difference, usually both can get the job done. This at least is my conclusion from what I've read in all those old threads here: Some favor the Teebird (a bit better for straight shots), some favor the Eagle (a bit better for flexshots) ... but in the end they don't give or take much. I'm currently bagging both but I could as well go with either one of them.
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A star teebird 166-169g is a great option for what you have described. /thread

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Old 10-31-2017, 02:42 PM
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Try a Discmania FD. I find them to be a lot straighter than teebirds with little turn and a lot of glide. I'm not a Discmania genius, but I think the FD is a teebird/leopard hybrid.

A fresh champ leopard on second thought is also very straight and can reach good faitway distances. Both are good choices!
I like the flight numbers on that FD! I've never really paid too much attention to discmania discs until now. I may get an FD as a point and shoot type of disc, one I can use on tight tunnel shots. Thanks for pointing my attention to this!
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Old 10-31-2017, 02:46 PM
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A star teebird 166-169g is a great option for what you have described. /thread
Equally: A Star Eagle 166-169g is a great option for what you have described.
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I bag a star teebird (pretty beat) and a champion Eagle. I would never call the teebird an overstable fairway. It's stable but will turn when thrown with power with decent glide. The Eagle on the other hand is an overstable fairway for me...turns very little with a dependable and hard fade at the end. My Eagle is fairly glideless. I pull out the teebird for tailwinds and shots that need to forward penetrate instead of fade. The Eagle is almost guaranteed to fade nicely. I think they work together well but not that similar discs in general.
This sounds exactly opposite of how I would describe my experience.
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